December 4, 2017 – Executive search firm Reffett Associates has appointed Thomas Young as director of operations based in its Seattle office.
Previously, Mr. Young was district director and counsel for U.S. Representative Dave Reichert of Washington State. He oversaw constituent services, casework and was the district office policy lead for business, energy, environment and transportation issues. He assisted the chief of staff in managing and directing the district office and managed the congressman’s Wenatchee office and was the lead on a variety of projects and advisory groups for the congressman including trade, small business, clean technology and maritime.
For many years, Mr. Young was the congressman’s veteran and military liaison working with all branches of the military, directing veteran’s affairs casework, running the eighth-district military academy nominations process and organizing multiple veterans resource fairs. Prior to joining Rep. Reichert, Mr. Young worked as a middle school substitute and gym teacher. In 2011, he was named to the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 for his work with the business community and the real estate investment business he runs with his wife.
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With offices in Seattle, Washington, D.C., Hartford and Dallas, Reffett Associates specializes in recruiting senior executives for a wide range of industries, including retail and consumer packaged goods, private equity, commercial & federal services, government sectors, and associations and non-profits. Its clients include ACON Investments, LLC, credit union BECU, Strack & Van Til and the National Association of Black Accountants.
Reffett Associates was recently awarded a five-year blanket purchase agreement by the Department of Veterans Affairs for a national effort to recruit clinical executives and medical personnel. The assignment includes recruiting for medical center and network director positions, as well as physicians, nurses, specialists, and other healthcare providers in the department’s 1,233 healthcare facilities, which includes 168 VA medical centers.
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‘We are honored to have been selected by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist them with this immensely important project,” said William Reffett, the firm’s managing partner. “As a veteran-owned small business, we know firsthand the challenges that our nations’ veterans face every day, and our team will work tirelessly to ensure that our veterans receive the high quality of care that they deserve.”
Mr. Reffett said his firm is grateful for the opportunity to assist the VA, and that he and his colleagues will work with them hand-in-hand to provide their hospitals with the quality personnel that they need to meet the demand for fast, efficient, and excellent healthcare for veterans. “A number of our team members are veterans, or are associated with the veterans’ community; we understand the urgency of our mission.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media